Thursday, September 27, 2007
I'm working the Squirt booth as I type this...got to get back on it....Mario Chippolini here this morning, Contrera yesterday...Phil Ligget as well....super fun.
Stay tuned....pro crit tonight at Mandalay Bay.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Guys and gals, without being to crazy about the effort to keep Colorado's trails open to Mt Bikes, please go to http://www.imba.com/ or http://www.imba.com/news/action_alerts/01_07/01_11_colorado_trails.html and make your statement to keep trails open which the USFS is trying to close....click on the take action link....thanks. I'm off to Vegas.....good blogging to come.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
So would you rather rest on a day like today and get ready for a race, or just go rip it with the crew at Monarch Crest....my vote.....RIP IT!
Soon after RAAM was over Jono Ridler, who works support for the boys every year during the race, threw down on just a rock and roll party at his place for the Winner of the Men's Four man team as well as for Kerri White, who's story of inspiration in the Women's solo event is just plain and simply to good for me to tell as I was not acutally there, but read the accounts. Anyway, part of the events was a HUGE group ride with a bunch of crazies all enjoying a great day on the dirt (and some on the pavement before we hit the dirt). This is just a short clip of some of the action....and notice Jimmy Mortenson making the pass in the "shit". Good stuff, great fun.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Eagle County Law Enforcement agents escort OJ Simpson to the Mountain Pedaler in Eagle for the Wednesday night shop ride this week. Upon entering the shop OJ pulled out a gun and demanded we take him to the newly discovered but unridden "Cutoff" trail which Larry G stumbled upon on Tuesday. Once on the trail, OJ proceeded to slash all of our tires and then our throats. After Dr. Dent stitched us all back up on the trail with Bryan Bill's chest hairs we were able to head back to the shop finding OJ's gloves strewn along the trail. The pizza and beer back at the shop were great, and the last we heard OJ was headed towards Interbike in Vegas on Interstate 15, driving very slowly in a white Ford Expedition. Reports said OJ was heard saying "F" that Grossman guy and the Tour Doo France, he's a freekin sandbagger."
If you happen to see OJ, tell him I"ve got his gloves.
Floyd Landis lost his appeal today to keep his title of 2006 Tour Doo France champion. Floyd is seen here in this AP photo taken today handing the
THE 2006 YELLOW JERSEY
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
THE YELLOW CHAIR. Where suffering on the bike ends, and world class single track begins...todays ride.
Today I was on a bit of a mission to discover some new single track which I had stumbled upon three years ago while grouse hunting on foot....you know what, A NEW SECTION OF SINGLE TRACK IS ABOUT TO BE UNLEASHED. A gathering of ten local trail rats will soon be released to "clean up" this never ridden and hidden trail and we will have another amazing loop to ride here in our backyard....this will remain triple top secret until the work is done and we have had our fill of it. As of now, no one knows of or has ever seen this trail, it will be a great addition. I have deemed this trail "The Cutoff".
Today was a great ride, bumped up some grouse along the way and when they flushed they almost made me soil my chamois with all the racket (that seems to be a theme as of late). Then I ran into a group of turkeys...it was crazy.
Anyway, I hope you all find the Yellow Chair sometime, stop there and squeeze the sweat out of your helmet pads, then go rip some single track. Take "the world's greatest downhill" home and you will find out why it has been named so......it's also the reason it is leading "favorite trail" poll as we speak. Keep the rubber side down, but not on the dirt. LG
It turns out to be a bluebird day, no wind, cool temps, probably my most fun ride of the summer. Jono and ZB are super cool to ride with, if they invite ya, they don't drop ya...but just the same keep you working your ass off to keep up the pace, all the while laughing at how we stole a day away from the world up on Monarch Crest. You guys rock it. Thanks.
Monday, September 17, 2007
We ride for simple reasons.....to escape life's reality and to create memories, experiences that we can relive or look forward to doing again in the future. We ride to push ourselves to unthinkable limits, to test ourselves and to simply say we've done it. Is there anything better than recalling the most memorable experiences on the cycle with those that you acutally suffered with on that particular day over a beer or ten, a wonderfully poured Guinness in the bike shop to share a good old fashioned gut busting belly laugh over the recounting of some poor bastards incredibly bad misfortunes on "that" ride....I beg you to ask Courteny Gregory of the day on Freemont pass, which next to the day G.W. Bush was re-elected, was one of the scarriest days in modern American history.
This site is intended to create a refreshing and comical sanctuary for friends and cyclists I meet during this lifetime to reminisce, laugh and to remember why we choose to jump on that sometimes terribly uncomfortable saddle (usually around mile 80 of a century) and pedal for fitness, fun, socializing, racing and just plain addiction......a reason to get outside and enjoy an amazing day in the wonders of Colorado's great outdoors...or for that matter what ever planet you may be from.....
Wonderful Pedaling to you all.........